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Flyer Fever

www.fly­er­fever.com Flyer Fever took up the man­tle from The Ar­cade Flyer Archive (TAFA) last year, and since then owner Dan Hower has been me­thod­i­cally up­load­ing ex­am­ples from his huge ar­cade flyer col­lec­tion. The site al­lows you to browse over 3,300 com­mer­cial fly­ers for coin-op cabs dat­ing from 1971 up to the early ’ 90s. Ev­ery flyer is pre­sented as a hi-res scan (along with an­other of the re­verse where ap­pli­ca­ble), and each one is tagged and cross­ref­er­enced to make search­ing eas­ier. Sim­ply scrolling through the archive is hyp­notic, how­ever, as you en­counter glossy Amer­i­can ef­forts from the ’ 70s, ex­u­ber­ant Ja­panese odd­i­ties, and per­func­tory, zi­neesque black-ink-on-yel­lowpaper prints. It would be good to get some con­tex­tu­al­is­ing text to go with the images, but the col­lec­tion has a stark ap­peal with­out it.

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